We Remember

MERIE, Stella

April 26, 1931 — March 9, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Stella Merie. She passed on March 9, 2022, in Kelowna, BC.

Left to cherish Stella’s memory are her daughters Irene Merie (Bob) and Jackie Powell (Ron); granddaughter Jade (Dilon); brother Bob Leslie (Adele); and former son-in-law Jim Powell.  She will be missed by nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was predeceased by her husband Jack; her parents Howard and Bader Leslie; and brothers Norman and Stanley.

Mom was born on April 26, 1931, and spent her formative years tending to the Leslie family farm in Ft. Whyte, Manitoba.  While the work was hard, Mom told stories of the fun times they would have.  Many will remember Mom as the beautiful face that welcomed you to the Ramada Inn in Winnipeg, MB, where she worked for many years.  Later, Mom embarked on a second career in real estate. In 2000, she retired to Kelowna.

Mom was a woman of strength, raising two daughters on her own at a time when single parenting was not very common. Her greatest pride was in the accomplishments of her two daughters.  One of Mom’s greatest joys was the birth of her granddaughter.  She cherished the times they spent together.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 2:00 pm (CDT), at Thomson “In The Park”, 1291 McGillivray Blvd in Winnipeg (Livestream link youtu.be/QrwYiRjG5-Y).  A private gathering of friends and family will also be held in Kelowna at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mom’s name to a charity of your choice.

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 2:00 pm (CDT)

Thomson “In The Park”

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